Here's what you didn't see in Anderson Cooper's profile of Adele on the broadcast.
Usually, it's Adele's vocals that dominate conversation about the British singer. But last February, her physique became Topic A when Karl Lagerfeld told Metro newspaper: "She is a little too fat." The comment sparked outrage and an apology from Lagerfeld.
"Nashville-meets-Hollywood spectacular" is how one music writer described Taylor Swift's 76-city worldwide 2012 tour to promote her "Speak Now" album. Lesley Stahl, who profiled the singer on 60 Minutes in November, calls the concert "an extravaganza."Continue Reading »
Most of us want to forget the heartache and struggles of adolescence, but for pop singer Taylor Swift, those memories are the makings of a great song.Continue Reading »
When Adele performed "Rolling in the Deep" at the 2012 Grammys, she knew that many in the audience were expecting her voice to falter. After all, it had only been four months since she underwent vocal cord surgery.
But Adele herself wasn't worried about the health and strength of her voice, as she proved to Anderson Cooper just before the Grammys in this 60 Minutes Overtime video-- the first time her voice had been heard publicly since her surgery.
In the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the National Rifle Association has been largely silent. But today, the NRA's top lobbyist, Wayne LaPierre, held a press conference, calling on Congress to put armed law enforcement agents in every American school. "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," he said.Continue Reading »
By all accounts, the Costa Concordia -- the half-sunken passenger liner marooned off the coast of Tuscany -- is a surreal sight.
"You've got this giant thing that's three football fields long sitting on a slanted mountainside underwater," says 60 Minutes producer Rich Bonin, whose story on the Costa Concordia salvage project aired on the broadcast this week. "It's like nothing you've ever seen before."Continue Reading »
"60 Minutes goes to extreme lengths to get stories," says producer Andrew Metz. "And you expect that-- you expect that if it's on 60 Minutes, that they really do go to the ends of the Earth."Continue Reading »